Leadership Training for Hybrid & Remote Work.

Reach 100% Potential.

One Team. One Future. Never One Place.

+20–30%
productivity improvement of distributed teams with the right process and tools.
McKinsey & Company

Great leaders know that they must adapt to achieve in today’s geographically distributed, often completely virtual and hardly in-person world. They must motivate the best and brightest. And they must seamlessly understand, communicate with and orchestrate an entire organization to drive business results, all while considering the dispersed opinions of their managers, partners, agencies and clients.

We were not only some of the pioneers of creating and implementing virtual work principles and systems for leadership, employees, and all external parties to work seamlessly together—we’ve been perfecting our methods for 10 years, and with 18 years of experience spent leading from the inside of each of those places.

Our Insider Objective for Your Team:
  • Strengthen Business Results (Sales, Market Share, Client Scope of Work)
  • Rapid Speed To Market
  • Improved Employee Inclusion and Engagement
  • Higher Success Overall
We Empower:
  • Hybrid Teams (spread across multiple offices and remote work locations)
  • Virtual Agency/Partner and Client Relationships
  • Remote Employees
  • Fully Remote Organizations
  • Executives Leading Hybrid & Remote Teams

Our Curated Plans Follow 3 Core Principles

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Assess

We analyze your specific situation through stakeholder interviews and/or surveys.

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Learn

Choose personalized training modules from our current options, or we’ll curate new ones.

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Measure

Elect a post-assessment that measures improvement and gauges areas that need continued focus.

Our Most Popular Skill Building Programs

Virtual Leadership & Hybrid Work Foundations
  • Understand important hybrid and distributed team leadership concepts like Distance Bias and Recency Bias, and creating a location inclusive mindset
  • Learn about the spectrum of synchronous and asynchronous communication that needs to be balanced for effective hybrid teamwork and consider new team rituals to effectively work across distance
  • Understand why team expectation setting is important to building team culture and what to codify – including availability and responsiveness expectations
  • Add-On Service: Lead the development of a Team Working Agreement to codify expectations and norms
    Driving Culture in Hybrid & Remote Teams
    • Learn how to create a culture of inclusion, trust, and connection across distance in teams that are spread across distance through a values-based approach
    • Understand the difference between culture-building and camaraderie-building
    • Know how to create a location-inclusive culture
    • Complete a 3-step exercise to create your personalized team culture plan with tactics that ladder up to the biggest culture needs of your hybrid, distributed, or virtual team
      Leading Effective Hybrid & Remote Meetings and Presentations
      • Be armed with actionable steps for what to do before, during, and after hybrid and remote meetings/presentations to be engaging, effective, efficient, and inclusive (internal and with customers)
      • Know what tech tools to use and how to use them to be influential and effective in the meeting/presentation
      Building Exposure & Influence Across Distance
      • Understand the importance of influencing across distance when working in a hybrid and remote organization to hit your business objectives and advance your career goals
      • Learn concrete strategies and tactics to influence your key internal and external stakeholders, gain exposure, and expand your network across any distance
      • Complete a 5-step exercise to create your own personal virtual influence plan to execute immediately
      • Relevant to influencing internal and external stakeholders. Can be customized as a “Selling Across Distance” workshop for sales teams.
        The Art of Successful Hybrid & Remote Reporting Relationships
        • Understand the 4 common need areas for a successful and trusting reporting relationship to enable strong performance when are are not co-located every day
        • Be aware of concrete strategies and tactics to improve the flow of information, build trust, and get help and feedback when you need it
        • Create an action list to review with your manager and/or direct reports in your next 1:1

        In-person techniques are no longer enough. Today’s leaders need an entirely new set of tools, skills and strategies to thrive in a hybrid, distributed and remote world.

        “We needed better methods to ensure that our teams that were spread across 4 office sites and 4 time zones were able to innovate quickly and effectively. Virtual Work Insider brought concrete plans on how to do this.”

        Priscilla Tuan
        SVP Marketing and Innovation

        “Partnering with Virtual Work Insider unlocked collaboration, culture and efficiency improvements across our global organization.  The approachable style, adapting to our culture, and daily demonstration of the principles taught made the program extremely effective. I would recommend Virtual Work Insider to anyone and everyone looking to increase their virtual leadership skills and capabilities, at any level in an organization.”

        Eric Schuetzler
        Vice President – Global R&D

        “We engaged Virtual Work Insider to help our sales teams in their transition to working virtually as part of a large (pre-COVID) field sales reorganization.  The assessment work provided a helpful baseline to understand the team’s self-reported strengths and opportunity areas.  The data showed many common struggles across teams, which is being addressed directly through the training content.  For example, when COVID hit, some salespeople felt they had been “rendered ineffective” without the option to visit dealer customers in-person.  The training has provided practical tools to be able to sell and build relationships virtually.  Leaders are sharing that they feel even more connected and productive now than they use to be, both internally and with customers.”

        Mardi Kaplan & Karol Blankenship
        Sales Learning & Development Leaders

        Virtual Employee Resource Group

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        Teach Teams. Create Inclusion. Influence the C-Suite.

        Speaking Services

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        Speaking Virtual to Leadership

        Virtual Employee Resource Group Creation

        Speaking Services

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        Teach Teams. Create Inclusion. Influence the C-Suite.

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        Speaking Virtual to Leadership

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